HKDI in the Spotlight

Philip Wong
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Product Design

Philip graduated with a Higher Diploma in Product Design from HKDI in 2002, followed by a BA (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master Degree in Engineering Business Management from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His devotion and passion in product design brought him the Red Dot Design Award in 2013.

Philip believes a successful designer has to be curious, open minded to different cultures and values and has good time management skills. The fact that he didn’t settle in Hong Kong for a rather constrained environment is an embodiment of his belief. Instead, he took a step forward to learn more about Fine Arts and experience a new culture in Beaux-Arts Marshille, France.

In 2010, Philip became the first Hong Kong designer at Lexon, a pioneering design company in France. He designed the minimalistic Flow radio in 2013 which limits the design to an absolute minimum with a transparent case, allowing users to see the industrial elements. The radio won the Red Dot Design Award in the same year with encouragement from Marc Bertier, the renowned designer of the Tykho radio. Philip currently works in France as a product designer.